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February 2009 Blog Posts (3)

That's a lot of tubers



Just back from visiting Christopher's garden. Thanks heaps Chris, I really enjoyed the visit. It was great to check out how you organise things and how your plants grow in different spots. Lovely cup of tea too. I've brought home a lot of seeds to try out - thanks seed savers - and thankyou Donna for the books. I've potted up Christopher's cardamon already and put the ginger straight in - I have just the spot for it as I have been meaning to… Continue

Added by Scarlett on February 22, 2009 at 15:00 — 9 Comments

Queensland food

Garden fare is all very sub-tropical at the moment. It's raining right now, how lovely.





I picked our rockmelon - the excitement! A bit early I'm afraid though. I tested it with a Brix meter and it said only 'ordinary' nutrition. My chef friend says she uses them to test for ripeness, so I'm hoping that had I picked it at the correct stage of ripeness, the Brix meter would in fact have said "oh wow, that's incredible, I can't believe… Continue

Added by Scarlett on February 13, 2009 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Slim pickings over summer



I am enormously happy that Food Connect can now supply suppplementary vegetable bags in our weekly fruit box. It's fantastic - we're not so completely at the mercy of the garden, and I can buy garlic and ginger without making a special trip to buy chinese imports (pretty much all the garlic in the shops is over from China). So now I've been buying carrots and broccoli every week as well - there are only so many meals we can eat based on… Continue

Added by Scarlett on February 4, 2009 at 14:05 — 3 Comments

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